Here's an interview from LA Weekly with Nelson and Now-Again label head Eothen "Egon" Alapatt from 2010. And here's a pic from Nelson's visit to Now-Again's offices to sign some papers authorizing his music for this compilation in 2010:
Extra credit to all for their persistence, but mostly for the great quality of this package. Whether it's James Brown-style raps and psychedelic guitars of "Curse Upon the World", the totally funky beats, chicken scratch guitar and horns of "Down Home Publicity", or the lover's crooning of "True Love Will Never Die" and "I'll Give You a Ring (When I Come, If I Come)", Apple's music fits squarely in the soul/funk canon of the 70's and this compilation of his work, complete with a lengthy interview in the accompanying booklet, is just terrific.
If you heard Apple's "Curse Upon the World" on the previous Now-Again compilation California Funk, you've had a taste of this and will definitely want the rest. If not, you are in for a real treat. It's done in typical deluxe Now-Again fashion. A free download of "I'll Give You a Ring (When I Come, If I Come)" is available here from the label. Free And Easy will be available Tuesday, March 5.
Free And Easy at Now-Again website